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Crisis in steel industry, steel safeguard and cost of innovation key topics at European Steel Day 2019

Brussels, 26 June 2019 –The European Steel Association (EUROFER) is today hosting its annual conference, European Steel Day 2019: Transitioning to the Future of EU Industry to highlight the challenges the sector is currently facing. These include the very difficult situation of the industry, the EU steel safeguard, and the need to support innovation if

World Drug Report 2019: 35 million people worldwide suffer from drug use disorders while only 1 in 7 people receive treatment

VIENNA/ NEW YORK/ GENEVA/ ADDIS ABABA/ NAY PYI TAW, 26 June – Improved research and more precise data have revealed that the adverse health consequences of drug use are more severe and widespread than previously thought. Globally, some 35 million people are estimated to suffer from drug use disorders and who require treatment services, according

May 2019 crude steel production

24 June 2019 Brussels, Belgium World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 162.7 million tonnes (Mt) in May 2019, a 5.4% increase compared to May 2018. China’s crude steel production for May 2019 was 89.1 Mt, an increase of 10.0% compared to May 2018. India produced 9.2

Microsoft underscores its commitment to the Indian startup ecosystem

Bengaluru, June 24, 2019: India is advancing steadily towards digital transformation. Businesses in India today are rapidly transforming to adopt digital solutions creating a huge market opportunity for startups. The startup ecosystem plays a critical role, bringing in innovation and disruption in much-needed areas, creating jobs, and offering technical solutions, thereby improving the lives of

Surging debt levels a threat to global economic stability, says GlobalData

Globalization has transformed the economic frameworks of both developed and emerging nations. However, along with steady economic growth, several countries have also witnessed high rise in their debt burden, both private and public alike. Against this backdrop, GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, cautions governments against relying too much on debt and calls for

Message for World Refugee Day

The Secretary-General : Message for World Refugee Day 20 June 2019 On World Refugee Day, my thoughts are with the more than 70 million women, children and men – refugees and internally displaced persons — who have been forced to flee war, conflict and persecution. This is an astonishing number – twice what it was


“There have been some speculation that the US Administration is considering lowering the cap on new H-1B visas. However, there has been no official confirmation yet from the US government on the matter yet, and we await clarity from official sources. The United States’ global leadership in technology has been made possible, in part, by its

Statement regarding the Italian Crescita law decree and its potential implications for ArcelorMittal Italia

ArcelorMittal confirms that its Italian subsidiary (ArcelorMittal Italia “AMI”) has highlighted to the Italian government its concerns about the current text of the Crescita law decree. If ratified as currently drafted, the provision concerning the Taranto plant would impair any operator’s ability to operate the plant while implementing the environmental plan approved by the Italian Government in September 2017,


One of a kind inter-orphanage art, literary, cultural festival! 500 children from various Shelter Homes participated in arts, literary, cultural competitions on 16 th June, 2019 at Loreto Day School, Bowbazar, Kolkata. Nakshatra is the platform which Bhumi provides to the underprivileged children helping them to enhance their inner talents and discover the singer and

Modernization of world nuclear forces continues despite overall decrease in number of warheads: New SIPRI Yearbook out now

(Stockholm, 17 June 2019) The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) today launches the findings of SIPRI Yearbook 2019, which assesses the current state of armaments, disarmament and international security.  The modernization of nuclear forces continues SIPRI Governing Board Chair Ambassador Jan Eliasson, former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, says: ‘A key finding is